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Provider Notice Issued 05/22/2020


Date:    May 22, 2020


To:       Enrolled Optometrists, Physicians, and Optical Supply Companies


Re:      Spectacle Fabrication Resuming at Dixon Correctional Facility





This notice informs providers that on May 18, 2020, Dixon Correctional Facility lifted their administrative lockdown for spectacle fabrication and has resumed operations. This information applies to eyeglass orders for participants covered under the Department’s fee-for-service program and does not apply to orders for participants covered under HealthChoice Illinois managed care plans and the Medicare/Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) plans.


By informational notice dated April 8, 2020, the Department informed providers of delays at Dixon Correctional Facility, where Medicaid participants’ eyeglasses are fabricated. Dixon Correctional Facility had begun an administrative lockdown due to the COVID-19 emergency on March 27, 2020.


Questions regarding this notice may be directed to an optical billing consultant at 877-782-5565, options 1, 2, 4, and 5.





Kelly Cunningham

Interim Medicaid Administrator